I sat down with Patti on September 10th, 2013. Patti was born and raised around Olean, NY. She runs a little diner in the middle of town. It was the first time I had a salad with hot waffle fries. Even though it was late afternoon, there was always one table full of late lunchers. A group of bikers stopped in, as did the proprietor of the bar next door. Patti is the owner, manager and head chef.
We spoke about the loss of her brother and the fear of death, and we also managed to tackle the question: "What makes a good life?"